The official word: WMJI 105.7 FM will host the 2012 Moondog Coronation Ball Saturday, March 31, at
7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. This marks the 60th Anniversary of the original Moondog Coronation Ball
held at the Cleveland Arena in 1952.
Moondog 2012 will feature Creedence Clearwater Revisited, KC and The Sunshine Band, Mickey
Dolenz of the Monkees and Sam Moore of “Sam & Dave”. . . . .
Tickets, $67.50, $52.50 & $37.50 go on sale Friday, February 3rd at 10:00am at the Q Box Office, charge by phone at 888-894-9424, online at theQarena.com and at all northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts.
Performer details after the jump.
Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" [Clifford] are founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. They may not have intended it, but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own.Stu and Cosmo along with lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao lead guitarist Kurt Griffey and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner add a new chapter to their legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit. As the Hollywood Reporter's music critic John Lappen wrote about a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert in Los Angeles, "Their set was an amazing list of hit after hit that was done serious justice by the players involved…”. Creedence Clearwater Revival was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. The band enjoyed 12 Top 40 hits and 5 of those were 2-sided hits.
Harry Wayne Casey, better known as the founder and leader of KC and The Sunshine Band, created his
"Sunshine Soundı a mix of Pop, Reggae and Latin back in 1973. His music originated with humble
beginnings in Hialeah, Florida and KC has never moved farther than 10miles away. KC & The Sunshine
Band became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one12-month period since the Beatles in 1964.
In all, these Grammy-Award winners have sold in excess of 100 million records, have been featured on
more than 200 motion picture film soundtracks and scored 11 Top 40 hits.
Micky Dolenz auditioned for "The Monkees" TV series in 1965, and on the strength of his audition won a
role and became the group's designated crazy one. Assigned as a drummer, Micky worked to learn the
instrument well enough to bluff his way through filming. With the eventual break-up of The Monkees, he
found work in cartoon voice-over roles and touring former Monkee Davy Jones. His breakthrough came
when he moved to London and began to direct, a trade he first began with The Monkees TV series.
Micky stayed in London for many years and honed his directorial skills before returning to the US.The
Monkees enjoyed 12 Top 40 hits and 3 number one singles.
For years Sam Moore was best known for his work with the historic soul duo Sam & Dave, 1992 Rock &
Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The rapid-fire style, built on the call and response of gospel, was fashioned
and pioneered by Sam and became the trademark of the duo. Songs like “Hold On I’m Coming,” “I Thank
You,” ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,” and his monster hit “Soul Man”. Sam & Dave sold
more than 10 million records worldwide. The music and sound of Sam & Dave became so popular that
the duo served as the inspiration for The Blues Brothers parody by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.
Though he has tremendous love and respect for the music he created as “the voice” of the duo, Sam,
who has been called “the blast furnace of soul,” has maintained his appeal and his stardom as a solo
artist and continues to tour scoring critical acclaim for his work.
Moondog 2012 is presented by Runyon & Sons Roofing and Nature Stone flooring, in Association with
Klaben Autostores and Ameriprise Financial.